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NIST Designates New MEP Centers in SD, KY

January 30, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded cooperative agreements to organizations in South Dakota and Kentucky to fill absences of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. After 10 years, South Dakota will again have an MEP center — the South Dakota Manufacturing and Technology Solutions, housed at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. NIST has provided $400,000 to South Dakota Manufacturing and Technology Solutions for the center. Previously, South Dakota had been served by the North Dakota MEP center. Kentucky's new MEP center will be operated by Advantage Kentucky Alliance, which received nearly $490,000 to start the center at Western Kentucky University. Read more...

Kentucky, South Dakotafederal agency, manufacturing